Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

2015 Earth Arbor Day Festival: VIDEO

April 21, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita covers the City’s annual Earth Arbor Day Celebration held last Saturday, April 11, at Central Park.

For more information about being green in Santa Clarita, visit

2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival At-a-Glance, Everything a Festival-Goer Should Know

April 17, 2015


The 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, comes to Old Town Newhall this Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19. For continual updates from the festival, follow CowboyFestSC on Twitter and

There are certain tips and information that may be helpful, especially for new festival attendees:



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Click to view interactive map.

  • The shuttle site is located at Railroad Avenue and 13th Street in the City of Santa Clarita.
  • The shuttle to William S. Hart Park is free and there is no on-site parking, so all attendees must park at the shuttle site.

From Interstate 5:

  • Exit Lyons Avenue, proceed east 2 miles
  • Turn left on Railroad Ave. & prepare for right turn.
  • Turn Right onto 13th St.
From State Route 14
  • Exit Newhall Avenue & stay to right on Railroad Ave
  • Turn Right onto 13th Street, cross RR tracks to shuttle site
  • Tickets can be purchased at the shuttle site. For a list of commonly asked questions click here.
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  • We love to see our Festival patrons dress like the West!
  • Festival presenters suggest comfortable closed toed shoes.
  • Check the weather. While most performances are inside or under cover, much of the festival is open-air.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


  • A variety of great food is available for purchase at the William S. Hart Park.
  • Bottled water is provided.


  • Guests are allowed to take pictures at the Festival.
  • Pets are not allowed on the property with the exception of Guide Dogs or Service Dogs.
  • Guns and knives, even if they’re decorative, are not allowed onto the property.
  • An ATM is available on site.
  • Beer and wine are available for purchase on site.
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Head Down to Old Town Newhall for the ‘Country Throwdown’ Senses Block Party Tonight

April 16, 2015

Senses Wild Wild West Dave Bull Rider

Get on your horse and ride down to the ‘Country Throwdown’ cowboy themed Senses block party happening tonight, April 16, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

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There will be fun activities, food trucks, cowboy themed drinks and a live musical performance by Dawson’s Gang at the event.

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Local businesses will offer discounts and specials throughout the night at the block party.

For more information about the Senses and future events, visit

Santa Clarita Residents Encouraged to Attend High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting on April 27

April 13, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is encouraging community members to attend the High Speed Rail Emergency Meeting happening on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Canyon High School Gymnasium.

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The California High Speed Rail Authority Project is a high speed rail system that will connect from San Francisco to Los Angeles at speeds up to 200 miles an hour.

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The project is currently on track to ravage the Sand Canyon neighborhood, Sulphur Springs Community School, Pinecrest Elementary School and Church of the Canyons.

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The Santa Clarita City Council has taken a formal position in support of an East Corridor direct alignment as the desired preferred alternative, as such alignment will bypass the City of Santa Clarita.

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For more information on the California High Speed Rail project in Santa Clarita, visit


Have a ‘Hoppy Easter’ this Weekend with City’s Splash and Dash Egg Hunt and Eggstravaganza

April 3, 2015


Let the hunt begin! Santa Clarita is holding its popular free egg hunt events happening this Saturday, April 4, at the City’s Aquatic Center and at Central Park. Both egg hunts are open to kids 10 & under.

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The Egg Scramble Egg Hunt at the City’s annual Eggstravaganza will take place Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at Central Park. The event is free and open to the public.

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Bring your egg basket and swim trunks to the pool party at the 7th Annual Splash and Dash Egg Hunt! on Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. The event is free to attend, but participants are encouraged to bring a canned or non-perishable food donation to benefit the SCV Food Pantry.

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For more information about arts and events in Santa Clarita, visit


Saddle Up! ‘Thursdays@Newhall’ April Events Begin Tonight with ArtSlam

April 2, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, continues in April with its second installment of fun and exciting events of the 2015 season.

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Main Street in Old Town Newhall will come to life each Thursday evening with a variety of events, including square dancing, a car show with trucks and off-road vehicles, a Western-themed block party, an appearance by acclaimed director Jorge Gutierrez and performances by renowned musicians Kristyn Harris and Jim Jones.

ArtSLAM and JAM Sessions, hosted by the Ford Theatre Foundation, returns on tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Residents can explore the free ArtSLAM open-air gallery featuring local and regional artists, while Susan Michaels and Triple Chicken Foot lead do-si-doers in swinging square dances for JAM Sessions.

Revved Up cruises onto Main Street with trucks and off-roading vehicles on Thursday, April 9, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The event will also include a live DJ, food trucks and a beer and wine garden for adults. Local residents interested in submitting an automobile for consideration in a future Revved Up Car Show can apply online.

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In anticipation of the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy FestivalSENSES returns to Old Town Newhall with a Country Throwdown block party on Thursday, April 16, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The event will feature live country music, line dancing, horse shoes, trick roping and gourmet food trucks.

The ARTree Speaker Series will finish out the April lineup with a free screening of the animated film “The Book of Life“, and discussion with its director, Cal Arts graduate Jorge Guierrez, on Thursday, April 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center.


As part of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, SCVTV presents the OutWest Concert Series will be held on Wednesday, April 15, with the 2015 Western Music Association’s Female and Male Performers of the Year: Kristyn Harris and Jim Jones. The western music event starts at 8 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased here.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

Golden Valley Road Bridge Widening Groundbreaking Ceremony: VIDEO

April 1, 2015

On Wednesday, March 18, Mayor Marsha McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Golden Valley Road Bridge Widening Project over the State Route 14.

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This project will help alleviate traffic by widening the bridge from two lanes to four lanes, add pedestrian and bike-friendly sidewalks, beautify the on/off ramps, add left-turn lanes and expand the existing park and ride.

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For more information about improvement projects throughout Santa Clarita, visit

Go Green at the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival: VIDEO

March 27, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, invites residents to explore the benefits and fun of going green at the annual Earth Arbor Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Central Park.

The City’s FREE Earth Arbor Day Festival will include a variety of activities designed to get community members excited about eco-friendly living, including tree plantings, educational presentations by local organizations, healthy food for sale, recycled art exhibits, live music and much more.

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Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore six interactive zones highlighting the importance of protecting the environment, including Alternative Transportation, Community Organizations, Tree Zone, Energy Zone, Eco Zone and Water Conservation Zone.


Several volunteer opportunities are available for the festival, including planting and tagging trees, assisting with activity booths and helping to distribute mulch.  Interested participants can register to volunteer at

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For more information about the 2015 Earth Arbor Day Festival, visit

Local Businesses Encouraged to Attend ‘Bids, Buyers and Business’ Workshop

March 24, 2015

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Local businesses are invited to learn about the City of Santa Clarita’s purchasing policies at the Bids, Buyers and Business Workshop, held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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The free workshop will provide answers to local business owners on the City’s purchasing policies, including how to fully complete purchasing forms and the differences between invitations to bids, quotes and requests for proposals.

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The Santa Clarita Activities Center is located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

The workshop will feature a panel of public agency representatives who will answer questions and guide attendees through the necessary steps on a variety of purchasing-related topics.

For more information about the Bids, Buyers and Business workshop, or to RSVP and save a spot at the event, contact Christine Saunders, Purchasing Project Technician, at or call (661) 286-4183.

Donate Blood to Help Those in Need at the ‘Community Blood Drive’ April 1

March 23, 2015
City Hall

Picture ID required to donate.

The City of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall.

2015 March Blood Drive

Click to register for the Blood Drive on April 1.

Residents interested in signing up to donate blood at the Community Blood Drive can go online and sign up for a donation time slot.  Then on donation day, participants will be greeted and evaluated to ensure they are eligible to donate.

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Each donor will receive a coupon for a free Quizno’s item and offers for discounted tickets to the Grammy Museum, LA Galaxy, LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks games. Free juice and delicious Keelber® cookies will also be served at the blood drive.

For more information about the Community Blood Drive, contact Amanda Santos at (661) 255-4923 or


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